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17/03/23

Inspiring conversation with the : completely in line with our aims to ensure that all students can succeed, irrespective of their academic backgrounds

10/02/23

Mr Handscombe visited some of our alumni at yesterday. Lovely to see them enjoying themselves and embracing their love of learning. @ Cambridge, UK https://t.co/gH3H5k17t2

27/01/23

Just posted a photo https://t.co/WjHzZRxQc3

12/01/23

We're for an Assistant Principal - please visit the Harris Careers page for more information.https://t.co/4pSn6mhTTP

09/12/22

Just posted a photo @ St Margaret's, Westminster https://t.co/6XhyK1BYKj

08/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/3HRpblx46i

06/12/22

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06/12/22

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06/12/22

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01/12/22

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23/11/22

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23/11/22

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19/11/22

stARTing the weekend right https://t.co/ZVSLLKINVe

19/11/22

CPD for Art History teachers led by our very own Rosa Goodman https://t.co/CbDXMWLgN8

19/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/RKUpTRqmgm

19/11/22

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15/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster Abbey https://t.co/tJp2YKrNRa

07/11/22

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03/11/22

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02/07/21

What has been happening this week: https://t.co/09DaL2DhkQFeaturing workshops on sustainability, a reflection on the privilege of education and the Judgement of Paris

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History (OCR)

We study History in order to engage with the past, to ask questions about those who have come before us, to understand how humans have lived with each other and in their different environments throughout time, and to learn that "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.

“Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her.”

                                                                                                            G.K. Chesterton

 

Herodotus, writing in the 5th Century BCE, considered the title of his great work on the war between the Greek poleis and Persia very carefully. He settled on the word “á¼¹στορίαι”, or “History”; translated literally as “enquiry”.

We continue to study History to enquire into the development of human society through the interpretation of archaeological, documentary and personal evidence. From the ancient city of Ur (c.29th Century BCE), which you can learn about by visiting the British Museum at Holborn, through to the tale of English Parliamentarianism found over the road at the Palace of Westminster, the lives of countless men and women, their institutions, their passions, their fears and their beliefs have been recorded by design and by accident.  It is the goal of a committed historian to seek a greater knowledge of how our species has coped with these varied and diverse environments, and the challenges and conditions they presented.

At HWSF, the Department of History offers a wide and varied syllabus and countless opportunities for the extra-curricular study of related disciplines. History Society has seen presentations on Ancient Egypt, the Byzantines, Machiavelli, Trade Routes in the 4th Century AD and Roman Mythology! We also invite you to think about your own view of how the past should be studied and interpreted; what do you think of G.K. Chesterton’s comments above on the Ancient Empire of Rome? Studying History at HWSF is an excellent basis for taking an Arts or Humanities degree at university, which in turn can lead to careers in the City, Law, Government and a whole host of other related disciplines. Analytical skills are valuable in every walk of life, alongside the ability to choose relevant and significant data to evaluate key questions and themes. History seeks to reward you not just with the knowledge, but the skills to take your future forward, wherever that may be.

Please click here for further information on our History Curriculum.